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Agriculture Is The Most Unequal Sector In The Irish Economy – Report

Emerging findings from a new research report on inequality in Ireland shows that the agricultural sector is the most unequal sector in Ireland when it comes to the distribution of income.

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It is also more unequal compared to peer small,… Continue reading

Sligo Sheep Farmer On Converting A Cattle Shed Into Housing For His Mid Season Lambing Ewes

Converting existing cattle housing to accommodate an expanding sheep enterprise requires a blend of making best use of what you have, creative thinking and a knowledge of what the key housing requirements are for ewes in late pregnancy.


Everything You Need To Know About The New €40 Calf Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot Scheme

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced the launch of the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP), with a funding provision of €20m in 2019.

BEEP will target the weaning efficiency of suckler cows and… Continue reading

Nitrates Derogation Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2019 Nitrates Derogation can now be submitted online, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced.

The Nitrates Derogation allows farmers to exceed the limit of 170 kg of livestock manure nitrogen per hectare set down in the… Continue reading

What To Do If Someone You’re With Is Having An Asthma Attack

Only people who have asthma can fully understand how scary it is to have an attack in public. You struggle to breathe, are paralysed with fear and are often unable to speak to ask for help from a passerby.

Optimum Nutrition For Flocks And Succession To Be Tackled At Free Sheep Conference In Letterkenny

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Two free Teagasc national lowland sheep conferences will take place next week. They will be held in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly, on Tuesday January 29th and the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, on Thursday January 31st. , beginning… Continue reading

Farm Partnership: Focus On The Potential Benefits

A partnership with another farmer can improve your work-life balance and grow your farm business, says Tom Curran of the Teagasc Rural Economy Development Programme, in his article in the current edition of the Teagasc/Agricultural Trust Todays Farm magazine.

A… Continue reading

INHFA Rally On CAP Proposals Set For Letterkenny

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) will hold a rally in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal next Friday (January 25), to discuss the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme.

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The rally, scheduled for 8:00pm… Continue reading

Minister Creed Launches Traditional Farm Buildings Grant

Michael Creed, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has today (January 21) launched the 2019 Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme.

The scheme is designed to make funds available to restore and preserve traditional farm buildings and other structures that… Continue reading

Advice: Are Farmers Within Their Rights To Shoot Dogs That Attack Sheep?

A spate of dog attacks on sheep in recent months has put the issue back in the spotlight as the lambing season approaches.

Last week, a north Sligo farmer made headlines when he warned that he is “patrolling” roads close… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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